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100ch3 - 2 What is Perception? I. Perception: involves...

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Unformatted text preview: 2 What is Perception? I. Perception: involves noticing, organizing, and interpreting data about people, events, activities, and situations. A. Perception Involves Noticing 1. Three major factors influence the ability to notice data in a situation: a. Mindfulness: Attention to detail b. Expectations and Self-fulfilling Prophecy: Assumptions about yourself or another person c. Language Use: Ability to notice data in situations - Linguistic tyranny 3 What is Perception? I. Perception Contd B. Perception Involves Organizing 1. S chema: organizes information and places it into a coherent and meaningful pattern *Three kinds of schemas: a. Prototypes: A best example of some concept b. Stereotypes: Link our perceptions of people, events, activities, and situations to predictions and anticipations c. Scripts: Provide guides for organizing our communication Web Link: How We Stereotype 4 What is Perception? I. Perception Contd C. Perception Involves Interpretation *Two good ways to look at how we draw conclusions are: 1. Implicit Personality Theory: Use one or a few personality traits to draw inferences about what people are like a. Constructs b. First impression bias b....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COM 100 taught by Professor Nakayama during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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100ch3 - 2 What is Perception? I. Perception: involves...

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